Pheasant Recipes

Pheasant Breasts with a Redcurrant and Red Wine Sauce recipe

Another elegant dish the sauce really emphasises the lovely richness of the pheasant.


  • 4 large pheasant breasts
  • 200ml red wine
  • 100g redcurrants
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar if you don't have it
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Good pinch of salt and pepper

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the shallots.

  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and brown the pheasant breasts on all sides.

  3. Set the pheasant breasts to one side and then add the shallots to the pan you cooked them in.

  4. Once tender and golden, pour in the red wine and vinegar and then reduce the liquid by half. Stir in the remaining stock and add the thyme leaves, and then reduce the sauce to a simmer.

  5. Return the pheasant breasts to the pan and cook them for 5 minutes on each side, then remove them again and set them to one side, keeping them warm covered with tin foil.

  6. Finish the sauce by adding the redcurrants and mustard to the sauce, heating until the redcurrants are hot and the sauce has reduced a little. Season well and then serve spooned over the pheasant breasts.

This dish serves four people. If you're not a fan of red wine, swap the red wine for white, the redcurrants for fried mushrooms, and the red wine vinegar for white wine vinegar.

Author: Laura Young

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Reviews and Comments:

Review by Emma Savage on 5th February 2012:

Fab recipe worked out ready well. I added home made cranberry jelly too.

Review by Kem & Denise on 12th February 2012:

Wow, this was fantastic. Not cooked pheasant breasts before - it was definitely one of the best meals we have had, will be making it for dad who is a retired chef. How's that for confidence!


Published: June 4, 2011
Average rating of 5.00 stars based on 2 reviews.
Summary: Another elegant dish the sauce really emphasises the lovely richness of the pheasant.
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